Historic county bridge to be revamped in summer 2015

An historic bridge located near Logansville is set to be revamped beginning next year, and the Logan County Engineer’s Office is releasing details about the size and scope of the project.


A motorist crosses the Whipple truss bridge Thursday on County Road 21 outside DeGraff. The historic span is scheduled to be rehabilitated by the Logan County Engineer’s Office. (EXAMINER PHOTO | NATE SMITH)

The Whipple truss bridge spans the Great Miami River on County Road 21 northwest of DeGraff.

Beginning in the summer 2015, the engineer’s office is scheduled to disassemble the structure, clean, repair and/or replace existing truss members and replace other damaged or corroded parts. All truss members will be galvanized and existing stone abutments will be repaired, according to a project description.

Improvements to the guardrail and approach pavement are also on tap, as well as work to the shoulders and side slopes of the approach highway.

A new reinforced polymer decking will be installed, along with new aesthetic lighting. In conjunction with the project, a new 35 mph curve alignment will be developed on the west side of the bridge.



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